Fund for Homeless Women 2021 Newsletter
Over a year ago our nation received a mandate to shelter-in-place. This has been a time of struggle for all of us, as we lived with the fear of illness and experienced the loss of connections with family and friends. But we have not all lived with the same risks and challenges. What does shelter in place mean for vulnerable homeless women? Where is their shelter? How are they able to mitigate risk?
For the unsheltered, challenges have grown more extreme. Housing programs have had to reduce capacity. Common places to find shelter and a bathroom—libraries, gyms and fast food restaurants closed. Meeting for meals in person at most nutrition sites has been reduced or eliminated and art and education programs suspended. Options for showers grew more limited and maintaining personal hygiene more difficult.
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